Montage Mirage Photo Tapestries (group workshop)

Reclaim prized photos from closets & scrapbooks & hang them on the wall!

Through beautiful examples of colorful individual & group photo tapestries, Gwen will demonstrate how to showcase your loved ones in framable, original art.

  • Transform your precious photos into original art
  • Group best photos into dynamic visual stories
  • Experience emotions evoked by the grouping
  • Animate personality aspects single photos miss
  • Capture a moment in time with photos you love
  • Empower yourself with principals & guidelines
  • Customize your photos in similar layouts
  • Provide context for an entire experience
  • Create generational keepsakes

Gwen is a portrait photo art expert who’s been developing her unique Montage Mirage style since 1983. Her art has been shown in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Montage Mirage Photo Tapestries, How To Create Photo Art From Your Heart (book)

Available online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and

Go far beyond scrapbooking!  Montage Mirage Photo Tapestries is a whole new medium ideally suited to creating portrait keepsakes which can be handed down through the generations.  Learn fundamental techniques and a fresh approach for preserving memories.  The book is available now at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and through!

“Wedding Day” – This is a Photo Tapestry of the author’s parents & their family before they had children. Gwen fashioned a nostalgic window into the past that preserves precious photos & fuses them into a synergistic experience.

Montage Mirage Photo Tapestries demonstrates how readers can convert their cherished photographs into meaningful montages and collages without knowing how to draw, paint or use a computer.  Using beautiful examples from Gwen’s collection of full-color personal and family photo tapestries, accompanied by moving text and easy-to-follow instructions, Montage Mirage Photo Tapestries teaches readers how to create customized, one-of-a-kind artworks suitable for framing from their collection of prized photos of people, pets, projects and places.

“Thumbs Up” – When Michael sent her skydiving photos, Gwen couldn’t resist turning them into this montage.
“Christmas Smiles” – The viewer is enticed to share the joy of this encapsulated experience through the unfolding drama. Tashana unwraps presents at the start of the spiral & carries gifts under her arms with a satisfied smile at the end.

Gwen Sarandrea captures a moment in time by clustering significant individual and group photos into dynamic visual stories.  Layering photos Montage Mirage style animates personality and character aspects that single photos miss by providing the context within which an entire experience is presented.  Follow one of the basic layouts – substituting your own photos – and it will be customized for you.  By color copying your precious photos onto photo paper first and then working with the copies, you have nothing to lose!

Montage Mirage Photo Tapestries is available now at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and through!

Have Gwen create a personalized Montage Mirage Photo Tapestry using your own precious photos!  Contact her for details by clicking here.